• LETTER: Support for Community Clinic 5K appreciated

    What a success!

    On behalf of the board of directors, staff, volunteers and patients of the Nelson County Community Clinic, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped to make our 5K, Run for the Health of It, fundraiser a success.

    Thank you to our presenting sponsor, CHI Saint Joseph Health Flaget Memorial Hospital medical staff.

    Our gold sponsors were Bardstown Rotary Club, Boone’s Butcher Shop, Flaget Memorial Hospital, Five Star, Orbis, Toyota Boshoku-America and UPS Foundation.

  • LETTER: World Refugee Day a time for reflection

    June 20 is “World Refugee Day.” Perhaps it is a timely opportunity to examine our level of acceptance of those who don’t look, think, speak or pray like us.

    The concept of differentness has been an ongoing challenge for most of us and remains so today. With all the controversy surrounding the topic of immigration, it seems fitting to spotlight the issue. Along that line, the Nelson County Human Rights Commission in its November annual recognition event will focus on the impact of immigrants in our community.

  • LETTER: Give dogs, cats a chance at life

    The Humane Society of Nelson County is an “open admission” facility. That means we never turn away Nelson County residents who surrender their pets or turn in a stray. So we don’t just get the adorable dogs and cats; we get the highly aggressive, the seriously ill, the badly injured, the elderly, and everything in between. Some shelters can be picky; they accept only healthy, easily-adoptable pets. That’s not the case with us.

  • LETTER: Memorializing Post 121 members

    It is with a sad and a heavy heart that I share with you the list of American Legion Post 121 veterans who passed away this year. Their names were not presented at the 2019 Memorial Day service. May we never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and the honoring of these veterans: Robert F. Lyvers, eight years, Jeff Rogers, eight years, Karen L. Coulter, eight years, Leroy Hobbs, 14 years, Charles Gary Miles Sr., 44 years, John (Jack) Coomes, 29 years, James P. (Dude) Graham, 68 years, Respectfully submitted,

    Richard Nest


  • LETTER: Watch for motorcycles and don’t blow grass on road

    Spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle-riding weather is here! I’d like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe. Please don’t throw mowed grass on the road.

    And please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he or she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • LETTER: Books are the answer

    What is the best book your have ever read?  Have you heard or read that many youngsters and adults are wandering around in a drug-induced fog? Suicide, even! What to do, other than beat our gums and call our legislator?

    There’s something that is being overlooked that can ground children to worth-fantasies and/or dreams —books!  Books can take anyone into exciting adventures (Narnia series) and the amazing lives of great heroes of faith, business, sciences, government, music and art.

  • LETTER: Support for Adkins

    I am expressing my strong support for Rocky Adkins as the next governor of Kentucky because of his strong leadership in the Kentucky General Assembly for the past 32 years, including over 20 years as Democratic floor leader of the House. His running mate, Stephanie Horne, brings valuable skills to this ticket with her background in business, finance, and tenure on the Jefferson County Board of Education.

    You can find more details about the issues they will champion on their website, www.rockyforky.com.

  • LETTER: Endorsements piling up for Adkins

    Democratic candidate for governor state Rep.Rocky Adkins is proud to accept a multitude of endorsements from around the Commonwealth of Kentucky to include: The Tri-State Buildings Trade, Boyd County Education Association, Laborers Local 1445 and 576, United Wine Workers of America, United Steel Workers Local 14581 and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 248.

  • LETTER: Appreciation to Legion for support

    Dear editor,

    My son, Timmy, has MS and needs a stem cell transplant. We held a benefit at the American Legion April 12. I would like to thank the American Legion for their support and also St. Vincent de Paul for their support and donations. Also thanks to my family and friends for their support and donations. Couldn’t have done it without them. It was a great success!

    Thank you again!

    Wanda Craig


  • LETTER: Room in the Inn success made possible by partners

    Room in the Inn would like to thank everyone involved for another successful winter season, which ended March 31. In its third season, the Room in the Inn program of Bethany Haven serves as our community’s compassionate response to those experiencing homelessness.

    We served 85 separate individuals in the winter program with 660 bed nights and 7,932 volunteer hours served along with an incredible group of intake workers. Once again, the First Presbyterian Church graciously provided its facilities to serve as the intake location.